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Posted by The IRC on July 25th, 2014
Hundreds of thousands of people have fled new violence in Iraq and many have sought sanctuary in the northern Kurdish region. Follow our Iraq Crisis Storify feature to get the latest updates from IRC aid workers and others who are responding to and reporting on the crisis. more »
Posted by Tamara Leigh on July 10th, 2014
On July 5, Jill Biden, wife of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, met with women who are working with and receiving support from the IRC in eastern Congo. Dr. Biden was on a three-nation tour of Africa focused on highlighting education and other issues facing women and girls. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 2nd, 2014
In 2012 after 60 years of conflict, the Myanmar government signed a ceasefire with Karenni rebel groups. The two sides are now working together for the first time, with IRC support. Their joint team is bringing medicine and health care to former war zones. more »
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Posted by The IRC on June 30th, 2014
Over 600,000 Syrian refugees are currently in Jordan, 80% of whom live in urban areas among Jordanian neighbors. Earlier this year, a group of Syrian and Jordanian teenage girls gathered to take part in a two-week social-therapy workshop. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 30th, 2014
More than 1,000,000 Iraqis have fled their homes in the wake of escalating violence — this year alone. They join an additional 1,000,000 previously displaced Iraqis and Syrian refugees seeking safety from violent conflict. Many have sought refuge in the northern Kurdish region. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 24th, 2014
When 46-year-old Nasra arrived in Zaatari refugee camp with her husband, Ahmad, they were weary from the long journey from Syria and the tragedies that plagued them during their escape. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 19th, 2014
"For those still trapped in areas of fighting, the fuel crisis will make it far harder to escape," says Nora Love, IRC country director in Iraq. "Even people who have already fled to Kurdistan need fuel for their cars to collect lifesaving food aid or to access hospitals." more »
Posted by The IRC on June 17th, 2014
As many as 500,000 men, women and children have fled their homes during the past week in the wake of escalating violence in Iraq. The IRC is visiting families in cities and camps where they've sought refuge to assess urgent needs and launch an emergency response. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 16th, 2014
Sunday marked six months since the start of the conflict in South Sudan. The IRC continues to respond. Get updates from IRC aid workers and others in our South Sudan Storify feature. more »
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Posted by The IRC on June 10th, 2014
CNN interviewed IRC aid workers for its report today on the Boko Haram insurgency that is forcing thousands of refugees -- most of them women and girls -- to flee Nigeria to seek safety in neighboring Niger. more »

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